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Published statistics indicate that, each year, there are more than 10 million visits to ob-gyn and primary care physicians because of vaginitis. Since this health condition could be caused by a number of different infectious agents, physicians—and their clinical laboratories—must often perform multiple diagnostic tests.
- Improved sensitivity and specificity over existing lab testing technologies.
- Faster turnaround time to a complete result.
- Specimen collection methods that are easier to use, safer to transport, and/or have a longer shelf life.
- Easier for the laboratory to perform, preferably with automation available.
Every pathologist and laboratory scientist should evaluate this assay and review the clinical guidelines that call for its use in diagnostic and treatment decisions for vaginitis. This white paper is a good starting point. It has been organized to provide an accurate and broad overview of this subject.
Here is just some of what you will take away…
- The role of microscopy and culture.
- The emergence of point-of-care testing.
- DNA Probe Technology
- For more about Implementing DNA Probe Technology in the Lab, please CLICK HERE
Table of Contents
Preface – Page 3
Chapter 1. Abstract — Page 5
Chapter 2. Background— Page 6
Chapter 3. The Three Common Underlying Causes of Vaginitis — Page 8
Chapter 4. Diagnosis of Vaginitis: Current Practice — Page 10
Chapter 5. DNA Probe Technology Opens the Door to Improved Vaginitis Care — Page 12
Chapter 6. Implications for Patient Care — Page 14
Chapter 7. Implications for the Laboratory — Page 15
Chapter 8. Assessing the Opportunity — Page 17
Chapter 9. Implementing DNA Probe Technology in the Lab — Page 21
Chapter 10. Marketing New Vaginitis Testing Capabilities — Page 22
Chapter 11. The BD Affirm VPIII Microbial Identification System at Work — Page 23
Chapter 12. Conclusion — Page 26
Appendices A-1 About Andrea J. Linscott, PhD — Page 30
A-2 About BD — Page 31
A-3 About DARK DAILY — Page 32
A-4 About The Dark Intelligence Group, Inc., and The Dark Report— Page 33
A-5 About Executive War College on Laboratory and Pathology Management — Page 34
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